Homemade Fudgesicles: This is so easy that you'll wonder why you haven't done it before... I sure wondered why I hadn't!!
Step 1: Make chocolate pudding.
Step 2: Freeze in popsicle molds or paper cups with a spoon in it.
Step 3: Enjoy!
Now, here's the tricky part: Don't use boxed pudding to make the chocolate pudding. Seriously, it takes almost the exact amount of time to do it from scratch. Personally, I don't use the recipes that require egg yolk because of the extra step; however, you may want the extra protein. I also do not use cornstarch so I just use white flour instead for this splurge. There are many chocolate pudding recipes online. I mix the following in a small pot and stir constantly over medium heat until it bubbles or thickens:
4 Tablespoons Cacao
5 Tablespoons Rapadura
5 Tablespoons white flour (really about 4-1/2)
2 Cups milk (I mix in 1/2 C until smooth and then another 1/2 C until all is added)
1/8 teaspoon Real Salt (only if using UNsalted butter)(I have started buying unsalted butter so I can control the salt in it and use Real Salt)
After it has thickened mix in 1-1/2 Tablespoons Butter.
That's it! Now you have wonderful chocolate pudding to use for fudgesicles or... chocolate pudding :)
The dc enjoyed it this afternoon during the super hot weather (dh says it's so hot the birds are wearing oven mitts!). It got 3 thumbs up (it would've been 6 thumbs up but they were holding it with the other hand). I asked them to compare it to a commercial fudgesicle and they said it was creamier, didn't melt as fast, and tasted like pudding.
This recipe is part of Kelly's Real Food Wednesday:
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